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The Human Journey

The Human Journey
We all have questions about health: Will my child be healthy? What if I get cancer? Why do I sometimes feel so down? What about dementia in my later years?

Today we see the health needs of different countries in more details than ever before. How are we to be good neighbours in the global community? Almost every day brings reports of new advances in medical technology. But how can we decide whether it's right to use them?

The Human Journey sets out a framework for thinking about these issues biblically. In an ever-changing world, the Bible's timeless truths offer a firm foundation to engage with health-related questions. Above all, our questions about health and wellbeing need to be seen in the greater context of God's design for humanity, the universe and everything - his plan to unite all things under Jesus Christ.

This book accompanies an eight-part course which aims to equip Christians to think biblically about health and to encourage better incorporation of healthcare expertise into church life and ministry. It can be read alone, but will be most useful explored and discussed in the context of the course.

Please see the Human Journey website for more details.
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The Doctor's Life of Faith

The Doctor's Life of Faith
'Am I what I wanted to be?'
'Am I on the right track?'
'What's life all about anyway?'

When life is hard or our plans run into the ground, these questions quickly arise. But perhaps these are the wrong questions. We should be asking, 'Am I the sort of person God intended me to be?'' 'what is God's intention for my life?'

The Doctor's Life of Faith opens up the Bible's story to reveal not only God's plan for your life, but his eternal master plan for his people. At the heart of God's plan for the world is his intention of making sinful men and women more and more like Jesus.

Janet Goodall draws on her experience as a paediatrician in the UK and Africa to show how this life-transforming plan will spur you on to live a life that is pleasing to God. She shows that though we will face many trials along the way, the glorious result will be worth it.
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The Electives Handbook

The Electives Handbook

A student elective is a great opportunity to do something different and learn new things. It's a chance to see life and medicine in another setting and to look at the world from a different perspective. For some students, it's an experience that changes the way they live and shapes their future.

Deciding what to do, where to go and how to get there can seem a daunting task. This handbook for medical and other healthcare students has been written to help you think through the options and issues. It gives information and advice to guide you through the process, from finding a placement, to setting off and finally coming home.

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Short-Term Medical Work

Short-Term Medical Work
Good practice guidelines for short visits and mission teams

Short-term medical visits can be a valuable and inspiring learning experience for the visitor and can make a useful contribution to medical work overseas, but trips that have not been well-planned and thought-through can cause problems. This booklet will help doctors planning a short-term visit to think through the issues involved and avoid the pitfalls. It provides guidelines for good medical practice in low-income settings so that visitors are a help and not a hindrance, can make the most of their visit.

A free pdf version is available to download here.

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Foundations - a survival guide for junior doctors

Foundations - a survival guide for junior doctors

New updated edition for 2014. Now only £10

Numerous Oxford Handbooks guide doctors expertly through the maze of clinical decision making, but until now there has been no book offering the same approach to many of the questions faced by Christian junior doctors.

Foundations fills the gap, drawing on both previously published and newly written material to deliver a 'survival guide' for the Christian in the first few years of medical practice. Most issues are covered in a double page spread, short enough to be read and processed over a cup of coffee.

As well as pressing issues of ethics, topics covered include medical mission, marriage and singleness - even working for CMF! Buy one for yourself and one for a friend or colleague.

View sample pages of Foundations online

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Surviving the Foundation Years

Surviving the Foundation Years

Staying close to God during the busy first years of medical work is a challenge.

The principles outlined here were a great help to me in keeping God's word central, maintaining fellowship with other Christians, and remembering that Jesus had a purpose for me in my work, even when I was too busy or tired to see it. The practical tips given were most useful.

I hope other readers will get as much from this booklet as I did – and not only survive the Foundation years but actively thrive during them.

Dr Laurence Crutchlow, CMF Associate Head of Student Ministries

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Heroes of Faith: audio talks from 2012 CMF National Graduates' Conference

Heroes of Faith: audio talks from 2012 CMF National Graduates' Conference

Bible talks by Pablo Martinez

1. Learning from Daniel's Friends: Integrity and Obedience
(Daniel 3)

2. Learning from Timothy and Epaphroditus: Commitment and Service
(Philippians 2: 19-30)

3. Learning from David: Gratitude and Praise
(Psalm 103: 1-5)

Rendle Short Lecture by Tim Lyttle

4. The NHS in debt and distress: an opportunity for Christian leadership


Pablo Martinez is a Consultant Psychiatrist from Spain, Bible expositor and the author of several books on the interface of Christianity and mental health.

Tim Lyttle is a part-time GP in Shropshire, with a wide range of clinical, leadership and whole-person interests.


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Serving Christ in Medicine (audio)

Serving Christ in Medicine (audio)
A collection of classic talks by Rev Dr John Stott from the International Conference of Christian Medical Students held in Oxford in 1980.

This collection includes five talks on the subjects of:
Disc 1: our personal integrity.
Disc 2: our vocational service.
Disc 3: our social responsibility.
Disc 4: our ethical distinctiveness and our global perspective.

These newly-restored recordings are available as a set of four audio cds.

Listen to sample here

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At a given moment

At a given moment

In healthcare there often comes a moment in which the patient opens up a window into their worldview. This can throw sudden light on their condition and its management, leading to profound insights if the clinician is willing and ready to respond. This moment is a gift not to be ignored.

Graham McAll has worked as a general surgeon and inner city GP. In this book he has gathered a combination of personal anecdotes and reflections from around the world which illustrate the value of understanding the patient's worldview and spiritual background. There are many intriguing examples and practical tips to help you do this well, along with some pitfalls to avoid!

In a controversial area, Graham clarifies misunderstandings about what constitutes acceptable professional behaviour and explains how the clinician's own faith can be expressed.

We see that this is no trivial issue; a patient's worldview affects how they cope with illness and can even have an impact on their survival.

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Code Red

Code Red
Andrew Drain was a high-flying cardiothoracic surgical Fellow in a prestigious New York hospital, about to become a consultant in the UK, when in September 2007 he was diagnosed with the worst form of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Recovering with chemotherapy, he returned to Ireland to have a bone marrow transplant.

Initially seeming to be cured, he preached a series of sermons on the Bible's book of Job. His own personal experiences illuminated his growing understanding of suffering.

His final relapse began in June 2009, and he found through Job that he could face death with confidence because 'I know that my Redeemer lives'. More Info...
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